I love fried rice. Well, any kind of rice honestly-- but especially fried rice! And I finally found a way to enjoy this delicious dish without the guilt (and without the tub of butter they use at your favorite hibachi grill).
- 1 Tbsp. butter, divided
- 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 3 eggs, whisked (if you don't love eggs as much as I do, 2 eggs will do the trick)
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and pepper
- 4 cups cooked and chilled quinoa
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 3-4 Tbsp. soy sauce, or more to taste
- 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil (optional)
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add egg, and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. Remove egg, and transfer to a separate plate.
Add an additional 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to the pan and heat until melted. Add carrots, onion, peas and garlic, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft. Increase heat to high, add in the remaining 1/2 tablespoons of butter and oil, and stir until melted.
Immediately add the cooked quinoa, green onions, soy sauce, and stir until combined. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice. Then add in the eggs and stir to combine. Add the sesame oil (if using), stir to combine, and remove from heat.
Serve and enjoy!